Campaign at Dalhousie University aims to improve mental health of first-year male students

For many first-year students, excessive drinking and recreational drug use are part of the university experience. However, substance use can take a toll on their mental health, particularly in male students. A new campaign launched at Dalhousie University aims to help those students. “Typically, for heavy drinking, it is about twice as common in first-year undergraduate males,” says Dr. Sherry Stewart, professor of psychiatry and psychology. “We also know that use of illicit substances is about one-and-a-half times as high.”

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